The venerable Thierry Stern is Patek Philippe’s president.
He oversees production along with sales and is able to feel the pulse of what is demanded from his brand by the retailers (only 400 selected worldwide!) and the end user.
If you are not familiar yet with Patek this is a great video to understand the mindset of the brand and it’s standards.
Classic,timeless,substantial and valuable. These are Patek’s attributes.